Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award
This is the most prestigious IPA award. The Board, on the recommendation of the Prizes and Awards Nominating Committee, may confer the IPA's Outstanding Achievement Award upon either a member or a non-member who, in the judgement of the Prizes and Awards Nominating Committee, has made an outstanding contribution to the relationship between psychoanalysis and other fields. The award shall be made in Congress years only and may be made jointly to one or more nominees.
Award: The award carries no monetary value.
Nomination and Selection: Nominations may be made by any IPA member to the Prizes and Awards Nominating Committee. The Prizes and Awards Nominating Committee makes recommendations (accompanied by citations) to the Board. No voting member of the Board, or the Prizes and Awards Nominating Committee, may be nominated or receive this award during her or his term of office with the IPA.
Announcement and Presentation: The award is announced and presented by the President, with a medal and a certificate, at the Congress.
In 2023, the IPA Board, on the recommendation of the Prizes and Awards Committee presented the Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award to Marianne Leuzinger Bohleber, a member of the German Psychoanalytic Association.